NAME: Hana Krejčí
COUNTRY: The Czech Republic
BACKGROUND: Continuing professional education (in an enterprise)
ACTION/SECTOR: Third sector - social services
POSITION: co-founder, co-owner
ORGANIZATION: Baby Office
My Background and Career
I would probably never started own business without my brother's dream - he always wanted become an entrepreneur. I was interested in computer graphic and started to help him during my university studies.
The next important moment was the birth of my second daughter. I changed my priorities and started a project of social business. Its aim was to help women working during the maternity and parental leave if they wish to.
The biggest threat is my extreme working speed and inability to compromise. Also the chaotic working style was a bit problem.
When I gave the birth of my first daughter, I had to deal with the fact that it was unusual for a woman to work when growing a child.
Relationship to money was the obstacle, in my family was the poverty considered as merit.
Money did not help me, just other way around. I mean money like grants of loans. The lack of money force us to make things more creative and better.
I consider family as a key pillar of success. I am very happy to have the support of the wider family as well as of my partner.
I am seeking a deeper sense in all situations and things, I am trying to find creative and innovative solutions, I love challenges.
I guess I have a strong will and the power follow my goal. It helps me a lot.
I know and I use the required techniques to do a good job.
I like partnership building.
Personal development through my job is important
The personal development of people working with me is important.
In case of arguments I’m looking for peace.
I like to negotiate so that everyone ends up satisfied
I am able to quickly make up my mind.
I don’t hesitate to ask for advice.
I am able to use the experience and advice of others.
Hints & Tips
I can do anything I want.
I am inspired by many things and people. Important thing is to visit variety of professional meetings and networking actions.
A man is regretting things which did not done. If you start your project, you certainly more win than lose.
It is important to work with people, to motivate and involve them to the project. Without enthusiastic team there will not be any sustainable business.